Supervising producer Scott Gimple is set to replace the departing Glen Mazzara as the new showrunner of The Walking Dead when it returns for its fourth season in October 2013. The Walking Dead has been breaking ratings records this season, which made Mazzara’s departure somewhat suspicious, despite the gracious comments from each side.
Mazzara himself was a replacement (also promoted from within) for the show’s original showrunner, Frank Darabont, who left under less-than-amicable circumstances.
Gimple has written five episodes of The Walking Dead, including the second season finale, ‘Pretty Much Dead Already.’ He wrote Ghost Rider: The Spirit of Vengeance, and worked on the TV series FlashForward and Life. More interestingly, he’s also the creator of the Disney animated TV series Fillmore!